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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 09:03 PM
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Newsflash.... Leukemia has nothing to do with smoking... apparently you to are retarded




posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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I know a little about this base, via a friend who is ex Air Force and lives near this abandoned base. According to him, this base was set up in a very remote location of Georgia in the 1950's. This part of Georgia was very remote the, but was not too far from Atlanta Army Air Base and Dobbins ARB. The Air Force created this base to test the idea of nuclear propulsion for aircraft. Back then, atomic energy was the solution for everything, from potentially knocking out hurricanes to powering submarines, to powering aircraft without refueling. Imagine nuclear powered bombers flying all the way to Moscow. I worked at Wright Patterson AFB where there is still a testing dome that housed a reactor so the AF could test airplane structures exposed to radiation for just such a product. The AF needed a remote location to test engines, so the woods of Dawsonville GA would hide a very small location. As my friend related, it was abandoned in the 60's, but there are still some parts of the base there, including the concrete stands the engines were put on instead of wings. I have never been to this site, but I know approximately where it is and live a few miles from it. I would say it is possible some of the radioactive material is still there, at least that area still may be contaminated.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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Hey man i live in Dawsonville so i have been all around this place my whole life it in fact is a place where they tried to build nuclear airplanes and stuff of that sort i know the exact bridge you are talking about there are two ways into dawson forrest i know where the entrance to lockheed is because the guy that married my aunt worked down there so we went out to the entrace and sure enough it was there we walked for forever it seemed like on these winding stairs and finally got to the bottom and all it was was a big lake were the government flooded it and we could see the tops of trucks and you could not see any other walls this place is the most questioned topic in dawsonville and i have the answers.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Your post is amusing. The actual story of the Dawsonville Nuclear Facility is more interesting than your fevered conspiracies. It was operated by Lockheed around 1959-1962 period. They were doing radiation exposure experiments in connection with a "nuclear powered bomber" project (turned out to be a nuclear powered cruise missle) cancelled early in the Kennedy administration in favor of ICBM's.

Georgia Tech guru Gene Greneker is researching a book on the topic. Again...the true story is more interesting than your imaginings...and yes, all project records were suspiciously destroyed. However, local and Atlanta newspapers covered the plant when it was operating...it was the first nuclear reactor in Georgia.



posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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I have flooted down the tunnel there. There was one big room with smaller room off from it. There was no trucks or jeeps. You can get in to some of the old mines there. (not realated to the GNAL)



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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I live in Dawsonville, GA and have been to the base many times,
your explanation of the base is consistent with my grandfathers stories, I just have one addition, my granfather worked for Lockheed Martin complex in Atlanta, (who owns all that land) and he's told me they were trying to make a nuclear powered plane, however they could not make the reactor small enough, so they buried the reactor and sealed up the base, I've heard MANY stories of the area, concerning radiation.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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do you know how to get to the old military base? i've been trying to find out a way there but have not been able to find the place at all....



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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where in ga are you? I can give you directions. I live about 4 miles from the forest!



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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how exactly did you get there? because i have been trying to find the place and i can not, so can you please tell me how you got there?



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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i live in cumming and go the the forest all the time trying to find the old base with my friends



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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Ok, take Dawson Forest Road off Highway 9 past the fire department. Stay on the road until you drive through the half gate that has the big wooden sign about it being owned by the airport. On your right hand side is the main parking lot. If you park in that lot and look at the old rusty chain link fence that is there..behind that is the "HOT BUILDING" that noone is allowed in. Thats where the railroad cars were stored with stuff on them. anyway...

continue down that blacktop portion of the road...STAY STRAIGHT...because you will come to a four way intersection...the 2 roads that go right and left are dirt. after you pass that intersection the base in about 1/4 mile straight ahead on your left. Keep going straight until the blacktop starts breaking up and turns into dirt. Where that happens you will see kind of a turn around area on your left...THAT IS THE BASE! It is under alot of brush and trees. Just park there and you can't miss the concrete reactor housing, and some various walls still standing. Then walk into the woodline and you will be standing on the base.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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i did you path of google earth and i couldn't seem to find this 4 way dirt road you were talking about and the parking lot with the hot building?



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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Trust me its there...the parking lot is right as you come in the forest on your right....you HAVE to drive by it. and the 4 way intersection is at the top of a slight hill...the right roadway is normally closed and used for horses and the left roadway is chad rd or something like that...but keep going straight to the end of the blacktop...when you hit dirt..your at the base...on the left...TRUST ME...



posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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THANK YOU very much!!



posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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no problem...let me know if you find it ok! I can tell you were the back entrance is too if you wanna brave the 300ft walk about 40ft underground..lol..



posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 11:18 PM
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Do you know if anyone has brought a rad meter out there? I was thinking about checking this out when I get back.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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thats cool do you remember how to get there? ive been to alot of the places out there but ive only heard rumors of those stairs.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 12:01 PM
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cant you tell me where the back entrace is? i went to the spot your talking about and walked around the woods and actually found one of the tunnels. i had to dig it out for a week or two but i got in and walked down the tunnel for a while but then i just came to a bunch of water and couldnt go any further. but when they closed the forest last year they covered it back up ALOT higher and with trees in the dirt but someone else has almost got the stairs dug back out. but if you could tell me where the back entrance is that would be great.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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This goes to the guy who wanted to find the back entrance.
You found it, it is the tunnel. The stairs are located at the end of the main paved road where the gravel meets. It is that big concrete block with the dirt in front of it. If you do dig please be carful and please keep quiet. I floated down the tunnel and posted directions on this site to the tunnel and three weeks later it was sealed. The park ranger told me he reads this site and they monitor the forest for people tresspasing on the underground areas. The underground areas are safe becasue the radiation has either subsided or been removed. If you choose to dig the only thing you must worry about is being caught by rangers or bit by wildlife. the areas we dug to were common areas nmeaning they were used for travel and work. There were restrooms down there were the workers were stationed so radiation is out of the question.
Anyway, the city of Atlanta owns that property and they don't want people getting hurt and sueing because they went in blocked off areas so be careful and have fun.



posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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O.K. folks I'm going to put all of your fears at ease.
There are no dangerous effects of going underground at the reactor site. All of the radiation has either subsided, never existed (there is no uranium at dawson forest, it would be closed if that were the case) or it's source has been moved away. Now the Hot Cell is dangerous, but not lethal. There are lot's of dangers such as tetnis (rusted pointy metal not good for you) and drowning (there's water in there). The cobalt has all decayed to natural backgorund radiation, so poisoning is not likely. However, like I said be careful not to get caught digging, looking is perfectly acceptable to the Rangers, but digging would be tresspasing. Luckily there's not a whole lot they can do, or would do, to any of us. A stern verbal warning or maybe an escort away from the forest.
Enjoy your exploring and don't fall or slip, bricks hurt like hell when you fall on them, to those of you who found that big hole in the huge wall next to that field you know what I'm talking about. Peace.





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